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From: Harper, Cassandra Y. (DCPL) [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 16:38
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Subject: FW: Author Talk: Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam
I forwarding this information to the Military Libraries Division of the Special Libraries Association. The DC Public library is hosting a program related to veterans and the Vietnam War, by a local award winning, author Wayne Karlin. I hope you can share this information with those who may be interested in this lecture, in your organization, institutions and colleagues. The program may be of interest to those interested in American Vietnamese reconciliation and wartime experience of soldiers. The flier for the program is attached. Information about the program is detailed below. Please let me know if you can share this information, thank you.
Cassandra Harper, Librarian
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Social Sciences Division
901 G Street, NW Room 219
Washington, DC 20001
The DC Public Library is please to announce that Wayne Karlin, award-winning writer and Viet Nam veteran will discuss his latest book, Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam, a moving account of a Viet Nam war veteran who struggled with his wartime experience and returned to Viet Nam to face the family of the man he killed.
The Author Talk will take place on, Saturday September 18th at 1pm, in the Sociology, Philosophy and Literature Reading Room of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.
Wayne Karlin has been called by Tim O'Brien "one of the most gifted writers to emerge from the Vietnam War." He lives in Maryland, where he teaches at the College of Southern Maryland. Karlin is the author of six novels and two memoirs. He has also co-edited and adapted translations of writers from Vietnam, including the anthologies: The Other Side of Heaven, which received a Critics' Choice Award for 1995-1996, and Love after War, a collection chosen by The San Francisco Chronicle as one of the 100 best books of 2003, both from Curbstone Press. Karlin has received Maryland Individual Artist Awards in Fiction, the Paterson Prize in Fiction, and the Vietnam Veterans of American Excellence in Arts Award.
Please join us for this informative program at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library <http://www.dclibrary.org/mlk> , located at 901 G Street, NW Washington, DC. The Library is conveniently located near the Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station and Metro Center.